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Passengers warned to plan ahead as Network Rail’s Easter projects begin

Network Rail will be delivering more than 400 Easter projects as part of a £118m rail investment across Britain
Universal Basic Opportunity Fund

‘Universal Basic Opportunity Fund’ could pave way for full basic income

A new Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could anchor workers for the challenges of the 2020s amid widespread economic insecurity, a new paper says
plan for railway

Five-year multi-billion plan for railway unveiled

Preparing for future increased commuter demand is a key focus of Network Rail’s London North Western (LNW) route’s business plan for railway over the five years
train innovations

Passengers to benefit from new train innovations

Funding worth £3 million to help integrate train innovations to improve journeys has been offered to 10 projects New technologies will be brought to life through real demonstrators, many of which will be in passenger service, to showcase ‘tomorrow’s train today’ and to enable passengers to experience the innovations themselves...
free wi-fi

London Bridge station welcomes the arrival of free Wi-Fi

London Bridge becomes the second Network Rail managed station to offer free Wi-Fi to its travellers Millions of station users are set to benefit from the launch of free Wi-Fi in London Bridge station as the service hopes to improve the experience of passengers and people using the station. The station,...
Trans-Pennine road

Progress made for £242 million Trans-Pennine road improvements

Plans for £242 million investment on the Trans-Pennine route take a step forward with the launch of statutory consultation The A57 improvement on the Greater Manchester side – featuring new dual and single carriageways between the M67 and Woolley Bridge – is the centrepiece of the Trans-Pennine Upgrade programme and...
digital solutions

How digital solutions enable efficient passenger handling at airports

Renjit Benjamin, Senior research analyst from Frost & Sullivan explores the world of airport passenger flow management, focussing on how digital solutions enable efficient passenger handling The demand for air travel has been increasing over time with the International Association of Air Travel (IATA) expecting 7.2 billion air travellers in...
commercial aircraft

Agenda 2030 and international aviation

Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization, explores how international aviation contributes to Agenda 2030 by empowering local sustainable development through global connections Every 24 hours, some 10 million global travellers are being carried around the world on just over 100,000 flights. Commercial aircraft also carry over half...
children and families

Essex County Council – creating a golden thread of support for children and families

Emma Toublic, head of education information and business systems at Essex County Council explains how the secure sharing of key information can make a difference to the support received by children and families When key information can be shared securely and efficiently between teams working with children and families, it...
air pollution on the brain

An emerging environmental health concern: Impacts of air pollution on the brain

Anthony S. Wexler and Pamela J. Lein from the University of California share their expert views on the impacts of air pollution on the brain Air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Air pollutants are defined as compounds known to be deleterious to human...
Concrete barricades

A new frontline against terrorism

Jaz Vilkhu, Managing Director of Landscape Protection argues that urban planners must consider a holistic approach to protection against terrorists
asset management in rail

Asset management in rail: cognitive computing

CEO of ZNAPZ, Marcel Van Velthoven provides a compelling perspective on how cognitive computing can assist asset management in rail

Fewer delays for UK rail passengers following Christmas upgrades

Key rail upgrades in the UK for Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers were completed over Christmas and New Year as part of a package of upgrades that will transform journeys into London Key rail upgrades in the UK Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers were completed over Christmas and New Year...
rail in europe

The key issues for rail in Europe today

Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director discusses the key issues for rail in Europe today and offers insight into areas for improvement In May 2018, the European Commission is planning to publish its proposal for the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which will eventually translate into budgetary commitments for those political...
Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

Research, Design and Manufacture of New Energy Vehicles in Swindon & Wiltshire

The push to cut vehicle emissions is fuelling the rapid development of a wide range of New Energy Vehicles The area is committed to supporting low carbon industries and Swindon is the only place outside London to have installed two hydrogen refuelling stations, including the UK's first public access station....
investment programme

Disruption for travellers as Network Rail begins investment programme

Travellers may be disrupted as Network Rail begins major Christmas investment programme this weekend Service restrictions will be in place from Saturday 23 December to 1 January while Network Rail begin improvement work at Sevenoaks Tunnel, Redhill Statio and London Bridge. Work will begin at Sevenoaks Tunnel between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks...
energy awards

Pulse Business Energy wins Energy Buying Team of the year

Pulse Business Energy wins Energy Buying Team of the year at the Energy awards 2017 The Energy awards, won by Pulse Business Energy this year, celebrate innovation and best practice across the industry. Introduced to emphasise the importance of teamwork in the procurement of energy, the Energy Buying Team of the...
accessibility scheme

Step-free access plans approved for Carshalton Station

Sutton Councils gives green light for £2.5m accessibility scheme at Carshalton station Passengers can look forward to easier travel as National Rail will develop a accessibility scheme to improve step-free access between the station entrances and platforms with a view to starting work on the site in autumn 2018. Currently, passengers with...
aviation sector

The key role of the aviation sector in the UK economy

Graham Bolton, Chairman of the British Aviation Group provides an insight into the role of the aviation sector within the UK economy The aviation sector plays a key role in the UK economy, contributing some £20 billion per annum to the economy and directly supporting around 230,000 jobs. The national...
European rail

Right on track – the future of European rail

Nicolas Furio from Unife explores the latest developments in the all-important European rail industry and what they mean for the future In April 2016, the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved the Council Common Position on the Technical Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package. Hailed as the single most significant achievement in...

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